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New York Times best-selling author Katherine Kurtz's novels of the Deryni have been hailed by Anne McCaffrey as "an incredible historical tapestry of a world that never was and of immensely vital people who ought to be." Now Kurtz weaves a thrilling conclusion to the epic Childe Morgan trilogy, in which bonds of both magic and loyalty will be put to the ultimate test...

Alaric Morgan always knew his purpose in life - to stand alongside the king of Gwynedd. The old king knew that whichever of his sons succeeded to the throne would benefit from having a Deryni at his side. Alaric and the young Prince Brion Haldane were bound together by magic - a magic to be called upon when Brion was most in need. Now 18, Brion has ascended to the throne and seven-year-old Alaric has come to court. Through the coming years, both will grow to manhood and come to realize their destinies. Brion will strive to solidify his power and position, seek out a bride to secure his legacy, and ultimately, when faced with an unbeatable foe, call upon Alaric to fulfill his oath. Meanwhile, Alaric slowly learns the extent of his powers and how to use them, and will face the prejudice that many have against Deryni in its ugliest form. He will experience bittersweet first love, great personal loss, and the hard lessons one gains from both. And he will be there to unleash the full power of his Deryni magic at Brion's command. For Alaric is - and always will be - the King's Deryni.

©2014 Katherine Kurtz (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Very enjoyable to listen to this novel.

I read this series many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact many of the books in this series I have read a few times. But now I can plug this into the phone or my tablet and put headphones on to enjoy the beautiful story while I am doing other tasks. I don't want to be without this application especially during longer driving trips. Listening to the stories is even more enjoyable than when I read the paper books over 30 years ago.